Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:18 AM
If you are ghosting the main disk to another physical drive, as you described, you should be recover from a failure from a physical disk crash, or another disk related issue. If you using the option to clone disk to disk, and you have a disk issue, you could swap the physical connections and be fully functional again.
Like I mentioned before, I use the disk to image file option, utilizing an external drive. I do this since I have a network full of computers that I need to make images of. To recover from an issue that I need to restore the Ghost image, I have to use the ghost boot disk.
With home computers, I would still suggest that data backups be done on a regular basis with a USB thumb drive, or DVD/CD(not using ghost). It really depends on how important you data is to you.
Hope that helps,